- A senior official of the State Security Service (SSS) has reportedly been shot dead in Plateau state
- According to a source, the deceased officer was shot during a gun battle with suspected arms dealers
- The SSS, however, has declined to make any official statement about the reported killing
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Suspected arms dealers have reportedly shot dead a senior official of the State Security Service (SSS) in Plateau state.
The Premium Times reported that the killing was confirmed by an official of the service who does not want to be named.
The deceased, who is said to be a lawyer was reportedly killed when the SSS carried out a raid on a hideout in Shendam local government area of the state on Wednesday, September 23.
The source disclosed that the officer was killed during a gun battle with the suspected gunrunners.
When contacted over the issue, the director of SSS in the state, Ibrahim Nyam declined to comment.
Meanwhile, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has expressed serious concerns about the current security challenges confronting Nigeria.
Gbajabiamila told listeners at a retreat in Abuja on Thursday, September 24, that Nigeria’s existence is being threatened by insecurity, The Cable reported.
The lawmaker said the insecurity challenges have undermined the public’s confidence in the ability of the government to protect them.
In another report, the Nigerian presidency has urged lawmakers in the United Kingdom not to pay attention to claims by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) alleging that the Buhari government is against Christians.
Garba Shehu, a presidential spokesperson in a statement on Thursday, September 24, said the Nigerian government is ready to work with UK lawmakers in finding lasting solutions to the herder-farmer clashes in the country.
Shehu explained that the herder-farmer clashes, the Boko Haram issue and banditry in the country posed a threat to all Nigerians.
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